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There are many attractions in and around Wedderburn for the tourist to see. Whether you are here for a day or a week, there are many places to visit to fill your time.
Around town there is The Lonely Grave, many significant historical buildings, not to mention the historical cottage in the caravan park grounds.
Further afield you will find the Kooyoora State Park, gold diggings, numerous 4WD tours and delightful country hotels and wineries. Just ask us. We know all the secrets of our area and we would love to share them with you.
After taking a poll of Wedderburn Pioneer Caravan Park visitors, we found the following activities had brought them.
1. To take a welcome break during a long journey. They appreciated our quiet, clean and peaceful environment which is situated off the main road.
2. Gold detectors and fossickers find our caravan park comfortable and conveniently located in the Golden Triangle. The claim that 80% of all the major gold nuggets found in the world have been found in a 40 kilometre radius of Wedderburn brings many gold seekers to Wedderburn, many of whom stay in our park.
Miners Rights and Gold and Relic Site maps can be conveniently purchased from us. Fossickers have also found crystals in the Sunday Morning Hills, areas around Rheola or Melvilles Caves.
The Wedderburn Annual Gold Festival, held on the Labor Day weekend in March each year also brings many visitors to the park. Accommodation for this event is at a premium so you need to book early to secure your cabin or site.
3. Cyclists and walkers, who like following "The Major Mitchell' trail or journeying around our Shire looking at the many historical buildings or even bridges. The bridges in the Kingower area, (some reputedly built by convicts) excite much interest and the brick work under the bridges is said to be a delight. The local fauna and flora is also appreciated during these journeys. Our town has a popular and well appointed walking track in very attractive surrounds.
4. Ornithologists, will find the bird life around Wedderburn and the surrounding areas a draw card. There are an enormous number of species to investigate amongst the wide and varied habitat the area offers. Visit the Bush Heritage Pages for more information on just one project occurring in the area.
5. Rock climbers and people who like orienteering, find the area of Mt Kooyoora State Park and Melvilles caves ideal. An absolutely fantastic resource right on Wedderburn's doorstep that offers a wide variety of recreational activities including birdwatching, abseiling, bushwalking, and even great drives through the Park. You can also enjoy a picnic at the well appointed areas.
For more information you can visit Climbing Victoria, Parks Victoria and Walkabout.
6. Observers of historic aboriginal sites at Mt Korong and the Granites where rock wells can be found, as well as truly remarkable rock formations that you just wouldn't believe.
7. Sightseers, who enjoy driving through the rapidly growing areas of our grape and olive growing industries – with cellar door visits a must.
Local products can also be purchased at our Tourism Information Centre found in the historical site of the former Local Primary school.
The tourism office is open 7 days a week between the hours of (9:00am – 5pm)
These products include
- Cold pressed olive oil.
- Olive oil lip balm,
- Eucy oil,
- Award winning Simply Tomatoes,
- McIntyres's Run relish and jams,
- Boutique salts,
- Local schools' cookbooks as well as locally handmade knitted garments.
8. Artists, who arrive to photograph or paint our magnificently stark forests, wonderful trees, landscapes and stunning sunsets and sunrises. Visitors also appreciate the changing scene of our own local artists displayed at the Loddon Art Gallery situated in the main street.
9. Historians, documenting histories of gold seeking families or family trees find visiting our Museum and Historical Society a wonderful mine of information. Our historical cemeteries also offer a glimpse into the past. The two lonely graves situated in town are of interest as well as the original miners' cottages that can still be viewed in Tantalla Street.
10. Golfers, bowlers and tennis players attending annual tournaments, who often use our park to rest, recover and socialize around the under cover barbeque.
11. Workers and visiting business people, who often use our spacious cabins as their base.
12. Caravanning club members, who enjoy visiting all the many attractions Wedderburn and the Loddon Shire has to offer. You can visit the Shire's web site for more information.
As you can see, Wedderburn offers a multitude of reasons to come and visit. Whatever your interest, we are sure we've got you covered with the diversity that is Wedderburn, so come and see us soon.